Test takers can see a preview of their international English language testing system (IELTS) results on the IELTS website, and they will either receive the official test results form in the mail or visit a testing center to obtain them. The preview results aren't available until 13 days after the testing date, and the official results are mailed or become ready for pickup at the same time, notes Drexel University.
When requesting a preview of the results, test takers need to enter their name, test date, birthdate and passport or identification number. The results aren't official until the test taker receives the official score report in person or through the mail. The test is commonly used to gauge English proficiency for employment or to study in an English-speaking country.